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Ukraine, Slovakia and Poland among the hot topics at Prague Gaming Summit 2020

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There is no doubt that some Eastern and Central European jurisdictions are popular among gambling industry shareholders due to their population size and in some cases even the passion of the players in those particular countries.

At Prague Gaming Summit, you have the possibility to catch up on some very informative content about the recent changes in the regulation, taxis and compliance updates coming from Czechia, Slovakia, Poland, and Ukraine.

There is no doubt that the recent taxing changes from Czechia have been in the focus of many operators, but the future doesn’t look so bleak when they consider the growth and recognition of the industry.

However, the most talked-about jurisdictions lately have been the Ukrainian, Slovakian and Polish gambling industry.

Major updates from Ukraine by important operators

Just recently the Ukrainian Parliament has adopted Bill 2285-D in its first reading and paved way for the legislative regulation of gambling in Ukraine.

The bill will now face a second reading, before which further details – such as the tax rate on gambling – may be worked out for inclusion in the final bill.

Once legalized, the market will create thousands of jobs, contribute to both state and local budgets, lead to an increase in tourism, and will help to counter corruption in professional sports.

If passed at the second reading, it will be presented to President Volodymyr Zelensky and if signed will become law.

When it comes to first-hand information about the Ukrainian gambling industry, you have the opportunity to hear more about the licensing scheme, taxes at the Prague Gaming Summit from leading industry operator representatives such as Ievgeniia Derbal (Head of Legal at Parimatch) and Maksym Liashko (Partner at Parimatch).

Make sure to book your ticket now in order to avoid disappointment. The seats are limited and are selling out fast!

Order your Delegate Pass or VIP Package (Delegate Pass +Accommodation) now!

Focus on Slovakia with local knowledge

Diving deeper into the region, Prague Gaming Summit will also highlight the possibilities of expansion into Slovakia and Poland.

The online gambling industry in Slovakia has been the debate for many operators in the region which are all interested in taking their share piece from the small jurisdiction. Nevertheless, Slovakia has some of the most passionate players when it comes to sports betting and casino.

The updates from the Slovakian gambling industry will be presented by Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor at WH Partners), who is a specialist when it comes to the Slovakian regulation, advising the entry of many of the major European operators.

Reports and opportunities in Poland with leading European Operators and Industry Experts

When discussing Eastern and Central European jurisdictions, we can’t avoid talking about the possibilities and updates of one of the largest jurisdictions in the region. The gambling industry in Poland is considered one of the most competitive and flourishing jurisdictions in the region and has recorded significant growth in the past year. The regulated bookmakers in Poland have generated a combined turnover of €1.58bn in 2019, a 28.8% year-on-year increase but less than the unlicensed market, according to figures from legal association Graj Legalnie.

At the end of last year, the Minister of Finance, Investment, and Development has signed an ordinance amending the ordinance on lottery devices, gaming devices, and slot machines, securing information regarding the organized lottery and obtaining, calculating and paying out winnings.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Gambling Act, only the minister competent for public finances decides whether playing on a given device is a game on slot machines within the meaning of the Gambling Act.

The opinion of the testing entity is only an attachment to the application for issuing the decision. This opinion must contain information that it serves only to issue a decision by the minister competent for public finance.

At Prague Gaming Summit, you have the unique opportunity to hear more about the Polish gambling industry form the legal side and also from the operator’s side.

Kamil Popiolek (Legal Counsel at Superbet) and Piotr Dynowski (Partner/Attorney at Law/Head of IP/Media/Tech&Comms Practice at Bird & Bird Poland) will both share some of the most vital information and investment possibilities the market has to offer.

As mentioned in earlier press releases, the conference will once again bring together a large community of gambling industry experts which vary in the form of operators, software providers, platform, compliance experts, government officials and more.

For constant updates, you can view the Program / Agenda here: https://praguegamingsummit.com/program-agenda-2020/

Besides the quality content, Prague Gaming Summit includes several networking opportunities during the specially designed networking sessions.

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HooYu Launches New KYC Solution for German Gambling Market

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Leading KYC provider HooYu has launched a new KYC solution for the German gambling market.

The single solution orchestrates Schufa identity data checks, KJM-approved facial biometrics and ID document validation, video verification with a live human agent, PEPs and Sanctions watchlist screening and payment card checks.

This range of services can be orchestrated via HooYu to make gaming operators fully compliant with age verification and KYC requirements in the German market. The five services can be orchestrated to deliver different journeys for different customer lifecycle stages such as sign-up, high-value deposit, fraud risk and pay-out.

“The HooYu suite of services truly supports German gaming operators to meet age verification and AML compliance requirements,” Jochen Biewer, German gambling licensing expert and Managing Director of Chevron Consultants GmBH, said.

“HooYu is a KYC orchestration and customer onboarding platform that not only helps operators to build KYC processes, but to maximise customer onboarding success rates. German operators can now use one HooYu API to call on any or all of these services as part of their age verification, fraud or anti-money laundering controls,” David Pope, Marketing Director at HooYu, said.

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EveryMatrix and bet-at-home enter new casino partnership

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iGaming supplier EveryMatrix is thrilled to announce its latest partnership with German-based operator bet-at-home. The new agreement will see bet-at-home revamp its casino product across several markets, including Germany and the U.K.

Founded in 1999 and listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2004, bet-at-home is an established brand with more than 5,4 million registered customers worldwide. The operator has managed to win a leading market position in several European countries over the years and is one of the most respected bookmakers in the space. bet-at-home’s roots are deep into the sports sector and the company is now seeking to uplevel its casino offering to provide customers with the best entertainment options across products.

The operator has agreed to leverage EveryMatrix’s iGaming Integration Platform, CasinoEngine to boost their activity in the casino vertical. Through the new agreement, EveryMatrix will also supply bet-at-home with its superb BonusEngine solution to drive acquisitions and retention forward.

To provide a world-class player experience, bet-at-home will overhaul its front-end using EveryMatrix’s custom-made casino lobby widgets. This plug-and-play toolkit enables bet-at-home fast launch and offers unlimited customisation options with very little front-end development.

Richard Greslehner, Head of Business Development at bet-at-home, says: “At bet-at-home we are driven by a customer-centric mindset. With the ambition to build products that delight our customers we are consistently striving for operational excellence. With EveryMatrix as a new partner we are confident to achieve our goals and further strengthen our market position.”

Stian Hornsletten, Chief Commercial Officer at EveryMatrix, adds: “Our Casino team is delighted to start this new partnership with bet-at-home. As a top European brand, bet-at-home’s standards are above market, and we’re privileged to have been selected to help drive their casino product forward. CasinoEngine and BonusEngine are a winning combo, as seen from our existing clients’ success, and I’m eager to seeing bet-at-home presenting a stellar casino experience to all of their 5+ million players.”

CasinoEngine has won several major agreements in the past five years, and is currently catering to Europe’s leading online brands, including OPAP, Norsk Tipping, Flutter Entertainment, Wunderino, BetVictor, among others.

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Betway Continues Tennis Dominance with the Generali Open

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The Generali Open is the latest tennis tournament to partner with globally recognised online betting and gaming brand Betway.

The tournament takes place in Kitzbühel, nestled in the Alps in the Tyrol region of Austria, with tennis being played between July 24 to 31.

Betway’s prominent branding will be seen both digitally and courtside at one of the ATP’s most picturesque venues.

This announcement follows Betway’s partnerships with a number of famed tennis tournaments including the Miami Open, Madrid Open and Sweden’s Nordea Open. These partnerships continue to showcase the brand as a leading supporter of global tennis.

Anthony Werkman, Betway CEO, said: “We’re proud to be the official betting partner of the Generali Open.

“We’re excited to see the Betway brand at one of the most picturesque venues on the ATP tour.”

Markus Bodner and Herbert Günther, organizers of the Generali Open Kitzbühel, said: “We warmly welcome Betway as a new premium sponsor of the Generali Open and look forward to a long and successful partnership at our traditional tournament in Kitzbühel.”

 

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